It can be confusing to navigate life as a Christian. Many people are raised as Christian, but then find themselves drifting away from their church as life gets more complicated. Maybe first they attend college degree , and then they begin a career, and finally, find love and start a family. The first 10 years of adulting are some of the busiest in your entire life and priorities can easily get lost.
So what should be the priority for someone of the Christian faith? As Christians are taught, their priority should always be their duty to God. Here are 3 reasons why every Christian, practicing or not, should pursue a degree in theological or biblical studies.
1. It’s Convenient
Whether you’re going for your master’s degree or your first degree, many universities offer faith studies completely online. This means you can still work full-time, spend time with your family, and take your theological classes part-time. Even taking one class a semester will prove beneficial to reconnecting you with your faith.
Universities offering advanced degrees in theology are mostly accepting of other degrees. If you already have a bachelor’s degrees, many universities will accept you into their MTS program with any undergraduate degrees. Of course, you can always choose to pursue another bachelor’s degree, too.
2. You’ll Be Closer to God
Obtaining a degree in biblical studies or theological studies will strengthen your relationship with God. During the time you’re pursuing your degree you’ll study the bible, ancient languages, and the people of the times in a way you never did in church. Faith degrees are a time of thorough research and understanding.
If you know your relationship with God has been waning but so far you haven’t done much about it, a degree is one way to give you some accountability for what’s been missing in your life. When God is absent in your life, you can feel it just as much as you can when He’s present.
3. It’s a Strong Degree
Pursuing a faith degree isn’t easy. There’s a lot of reading, research, writing, and personal interpretation involved. You will be pushed to find meaning in life through scripture, and the words will bring meaning you never knew existed before.
A biblical degree isn’t Sunday school. It’s something you commit to. It builds your faith and you as a person. With a faith degree, you’re prepared to go out into the world and spread God’s word, the love of Jesus, and you’re own understanding of what it means to be a Christian.
You’ve probably met people who told you they were atheists or they don’t like the way Christians behave. Maybe you didn’t offer a rebuttal because you weren’t sure of your own understanding of your faith. With a degree in theology, the next time you’ll have knowledge that you’ll want to share. A faith degree is one of the most deeply personal degrees you can pursue. If more Christians took the time to really study the word of God, the world we live in would truly be a more beautiful place.